Cathy Patalas

Chief Growth Officer at Woodpecker.co

Cathy started this blog a long time ago, though it seems like it was yesterday.

A Short Piece on Human Relations and Technology in the 2020s

A Short Piece on Human Relations and Technology in the 2020s

What realization has 2020 sparked in us? And what conclusions did it bring us to concerning human relations in business? Find out.

Should I Give My Cold Email Addressee a Way to Opt Out?

Some would immediately say Yes! to putting an unsubscribe link. Some would say No… The answer to this is more complex than it may seem, so whatever your first answer was, you may want to check this article for a non-radical but rather a common-sense approach to an opt-out in cold email.

How to write a cold mail that works

How to Write a Cold Email that Actually Works in 6 Steps

In order to get replies, a cold email has to be short yet powerful, and intriguing. For this reason, each part of this short message has to bear meaning and play a crucial communicative role. Check if you know these 6 tremendously important steps to write a cold email for sales that works.

How to Check & Improve Your Domain and Email Server IP Reputation?

I bet you want your emails to get to your ideal prospects' inboxes. To make sure they will, you need to take care of your deliverability. Among many factors that affect the deliverability, the reputation of your domain and your email server IP plays a tremendous role. Do you know what actually affects the reputation? Do you know how to check the reputation, control it, or improve it? Read on to find some answers and helpful tools.

SMTP & IMAP: What Is It? How Does It Work?

SMTP & IMAP are the two main protocols that allow you to send and receive emails. Why am I even writing about this? Well, sometimes we take crucial things for granted. We use them every day and don't ever think about how they work. I believe that this is one of such things. And I think that it's worth understanding how sending your emails works, especially if you send a lot of them as a part of your job.

What is DKIM & SPF? And How to Set It Up?

This is serious. This is about your email deliverability. I know from my own experience that these acronyms may sound unfamiliar, scary and may seem totally uninteresting. Or maybe they sound familiar, but you never cared enough to check what they really are. Either way, it's time to learn a bit about what is SPF & DKIM and how to set them up in your DNS records for your mail server, if you want to have better control over your email deliverability.

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